· Summer: 28 to 40° C (Hot)
· Winter: 12 to 33° C (Pleasant)
· Monsoon: July to September
Best time to visit:
October to March
Opening Time: 10 a.m. (Tuesday to Sunday)
Closing Time: : 5:30 p.m. (Tuesday to Sunday)
Weekly Holiday: Monday
Entry Fees for Indians
Adults: INR 2
Video Camera: N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals
A captivating landmark in the city of Patna, Golghar (Round House) is a spherical-shaped monument that lies to the west of the Gandhi Maidan. Known as one of the most spectacular architectural wonders of India, Golghar was built by the British army in 1786 to function as a storehouse during famines.
Alluring tourists with the panoramic view of the city and River Ganges from its top, Golghar has a dual spiral stairway, with 145 steps on each side. Golghar was believed to be the tallest buildings in Patna at the time of its construction.
The Bihar State Tourism Department Corporation has introduced a state-of-the-art laser show at Golghar compound from January 14, 2013. The Laser show is held at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The fee for this show is INR 30.
Other than Golghar, visitors can also enjoy exploring nearby attractions like the fort of Ajatashatru, Swarana Gufa (Cave of Gold), Griddhakuta (Vulture’s Peak), Gandhi Museum and Science Center.
Golghar is connected with all major cities through excellent roads and highways. The Mithapur bus stand is the nearest here.
Patna Junction Railway Station (located about 3 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach Golghar. You can hire a taxi to reach the monument conveniently.
Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport (Patna Airpot) is the nearest airport to reach Golghar. Daily flights from Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi is available.